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Compton Film Professionals

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Brad Zangwill Photography
4.8
from 133 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 283 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Wilgen P.
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Brad went above and beyond . He found ways to take pictures and film. Directed us well. And make posing for photos easy. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos . Thank you brad.

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ROF Industries Inc.
4.9
from 63 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie N.
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Nicole and Chris were an absolute pleasure to work with. We used them to gain b-roll footage for marketing purposes and also to create a conference video. We had them film during our 3 day conference. They made sure to cover all of the material we asked for and then some. They were friendly, approached our attendees politely, we're on time and we're looking forward to an awesome end product. I would highly recommend them and definitely use them again!

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Creative Deviants L.A.
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric R.
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I have worked with Rand on several theatrical, film, and commercial projects and he is a professional of the highest order. It's always a pleasure working with such an amazing talent. He always brings the best out of me.

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FD Productions
5.0
from 35 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eric T.
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Shaun is very professional in his film making. He takes the time to learn what the customer is looking for and then works with the ideas to make a great product. He goes the extra mile with his production work.

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  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tim H.
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I hired Mika for a photo booth service for a surprise 55th birthday party at the end of January, 2017. Mika was fantastic to work with. Because it was a surprise party, there was no firm start time for Mika to arrive, but she was very flexible, arriving and standing by a little ways away, ready for my call. The actual photo booth service was fantastic! The equipment setup was fairly quick and the props were awesome. The custom printed background on the photo strips was spot on! All the guests had a great time. Mika was VERY flexible and patient with the attendees who had been consuming adult beverages for hours and she handled herself with poise and cheer! I would very highly recommend Mika Larson Photography for Photo booth, or any other photographic service needs.

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Marabate Studios
5.0
from 32 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stacy K.
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Mark is amazing! He was our wedding videographer and we could not have been more pleased. He is extremely professional and responsiveness, and so great to work with. The wedding video came out perfect. We provided zero direction and he captured all the details and took us right back to all the incredible feelings of the day. Mark is a true professional and incredibly talented. We will certainly use him for any video services we will need in the future and would highly recommend him.

Aristokat Media
4.9
from 32 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
Jack L.
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Great video photographer. Made a short and fun film for my martial arts school. The film was well planned, from story writing to the actual shoot. Very satisfy with his work!

Hanson Pictures
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
Cymoen S.
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I had the pleasure of working with Terry last month to shoot my wedding reception. Terry was extremely professional and overall just a great guy to work with from the initial email conversations through final delivery which was a prompt and painless transaction. He captured all the essential moments as well as some awesome candids and the footage looks fantastic. I would definitely recommend his services and work with him in the future!

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Crane House Film
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mike B.
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the Crane House Film crew are very experienced in current film editing techniques and they have great rates!

La Boheme Life
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Madisen I.
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Ella was the best addition to my list of wedding vendors. I waffled back and forth on if I actually wanted to use a videographer for our wedding. I got in touch with Ella, she was always quick to respond and never made me feel pressured to hire her. I did end up hiring her and can I just say WOW?! She has such a talent for film and video, our wedding videos are gorgeous, and breathtaking! She got so many great shots over the course of the evening and I couldn't be happier with the result. I love her style, it's not overly cinematic which I love, it makes it feel more personal. Ella was quick to jump in for the day even though we were running behind and blended right in. Thank you Ella, if anyone has the chance to book her you will not regret it!

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Merve Tekin
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael B.
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Merve is a true pro!! She has a great eye for shots, and is very good at asking questions to make sure you accurately get what you have in your head into a high quality video! We hired her for end to end video production and couldn't be happier. Lovely to work with and highly recommend!

  • 28 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Ken O.
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Hired Doug as photographer to create more than 100 profiles of out key alumni that now hang at the campus and others given to the individual alumni. Doug can get the job done without much direction. He now offers photography and video services He has so much talent and cooperation that makes him a responsive problem solver and skilled artist.

Pacific Film House
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Roxy G.
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Tatiana is amazing! She is so nice and professional so hard to find videographers like her ! You can tell she genuinely loves what she does she goes ABOVE and BEYOND to capture every special moment! She has reasonable pricing and won't take advatage of you. I can't wait to have her film another video for me someday honestly lol!

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DH Media Productions, LLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Furniture Traditions T.
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We are a furniture manufacturer and wanted to highlight some product in detail. DH came in and were very professional and easy to work with. We are looking forward to using their services again in the future.

Kevin E. Wood
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Aaron M.
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SHOULD : Always be working in film and television COULD : Not say enough good things about his talents and work ethic. He is AMAZING! WOOD: Kevin Wood , Thank you for your help with my vision. You brought it into fruition. I look forward to working with you again Aaron Warr Director

Enlightened Pictures Inc.
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Edward E.
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Easy to work with Daniel, Videos and JPGS were crystal clear and exceeded my expectations. Copies provided the following day in all of the formats requested. Will definitely use his services again.

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Siren Song Studios
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denice H.
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Anthony did a terrific job with a series of short fresh videos for our website. He filmed one meeting and worked with film we provided from two other meetings. He also did my New professional headshot photo which I love. Anthony understands our energetic brand and added a number of creative touches to bring that energy into the videos. We appreciate his work and will continue to use his services. We will also happily recommend him to others!

Swannworks Films
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Dee C.
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Swann Works Is by far one of the best in the business. I utilized the remarkable film services to complete a couple of music videos and the return was undeniable. Quality, Timely and extremely professional. Definitely worth every dime.

Bicycle Ice Cream Films LA
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Oai L.
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My wife and I had the pleasure to have Mark film our wedding and we cannot be any happier. Mark is passionate in filmography and it really shows in his work. He captured all of our the special moments on our special day and crafted our highlights that best told our story. I would highly recommend Mark and would absolutely use him again for future events.

Earth Conscious Films
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Alma L.
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Rob is a trained professional in both work and customer service. He is very kind, courteous, and friendly to people. He is also dependable, punctual & utilizes his work time effectively. He is a total package who demonstrate initiative, adapts to changes in a positive manner and responses positively to suggestions. I will definitely hire him again.

Elysian Sound and Light
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Steve K.
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I am a composer for film and television. I hired V&B Sound to re-outfit my Los Angeles-based studio space before beginning work on a feature film. The owner, Benji, was extremely thorough, knowledgable, and budget-conscious. He put together a full list of gear, sound-proofing materials, and everything I needed. He knows where to save and where to spend, and his experience as a professional musician gives him the expertise to clearly explain and justify his recommendations. What's more, he personally installed as much of the equipment as he was able, and also made sure the rest of it was properly done. I highly recommend Benji and V&B Sound and will be using them for all of my future gear and equipment purchases as well as anything else related to audio and installation.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a videographer and what do they do?

A videographer professionally films weddings and other events and edits the footage to create film keepsakes or marketing materials for their clients. Wedding videographers record all the key elements of your wedding day, ceremony and reception, and then edit the hours of film during post-production to make a wedding video, social media highlight reels, and any other film features you choose. Wedding videography captures, in live action, your vows, the cake-cutting, the first dance, reception toasts, the decor, the guests and all the details of your day. Many wedding videographers also interview guests (based on an interview list provided by the couple) and incorporate the recorded responses into the wedding video. Event videography typically costs less than wedding videography, as events are shorter with less detail. The national average cost for event videography is $500-$760, while the national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. A videographer usually does not need to be licensed, but it is important to confirm they have insurance and good standing in the business community, as well as good client reviews. A great majority of the work happens during post-production. The pros watch and blend together the hours of footage they took (sometimes from multiple cameras) to capture the story of your wedding day or event.

How do you choose a wedding videographer?

A wedding videographer will create a lifetime memory for you from edited video footage of your wedding day, ceremony and reception. Choosing a wedding videographer starts with looking online at portfolios of their past work. There’s no need to talk to anyone unless you love what you see. Next, make sure they have good reviews and past client experience; don’t be shy about asking for references if there aren’t any posted online. When you find someone who has a style you love, ask if they are available on your wedding day. If so, it’s time to talk pricing. Be clear about your maximum budget, and ask what kind of packages they offer. Pricing will depend on the number of crew needed for filming, the hours they are required to be onsite, post-production editing, and the length of the final product. Talk with several wedding videographers to get a feel for what prices are like in your region. Nationally, the average cost for wedding videography ranges between $990 and $1,260 per event. Once you agree on a product and have a plan, get everything in a written and signed contract. Clearly state the details of what is expected for your wedding day and from the final product. Be prepared to pay a deposit to reserve their services for the day, then pay the remainder upon receiving the video.

What should you ask your wedding videographer before hiring?

Finding the perfect wedding videographer doesn’t have to be stressful. Asking a few key questions upfront will help you find the right fit for your big day. Before talking with wedding videographers, research their work online. Look at their websites, business profiles and social media, and see what their finished wedding videos look like. If the style fits what you’re envisioning, it’s time to reach out. During initial contact, make sure you get along with the person. This is important since they’ll be interacting with you and your guests.

Your first question should be about their availability; there’s no point in going further if they’re booked on your wedding day. Ask to see references if they’re not readily available online. Next, it’s time to talk about money. Ask how they determine rates or what kind of packages they offer. When you settle on a rate and the services you want, make sure to have a written contract that outlines everything, including cost, length of time they film, what post-production will include, and when you can expect to receive the edited project.

How much is videography for a wedding?

Wedding videography is one thing many couples regret not paying for. It may seem like just another expense during wedding planning, but it’s really special to have a moving memory of your big day. The national average cost for wedding videography is $990-$1,260. Pricing can vary depending on wedding length, special film features, the amount of editing required, and how many videographers are needed to cover the event. Many videographers offer packages that provide different levels of service. A very simple wedding documentary could be $600 or more, while a full-scale cinematic experience involving multiple videographers could be $2,500 or more. Here’s an example of average package pricing:

  • Package 1: $1,400
    • Footage during and after the ceremony, including highlights requested by the couple.
    • Two cameras with audio equipment.
    • DVD including a 3- or 4-minute edit to a song of the couple’s choice and a 45- to 50-minute raw edit covering the entire event.
    • Recordings of guests’ good wishes to the couple.
  • Package 2: $1,800
    • Includes everything from Package 1, plus an additional videographer (2 total) and aerial videography.  

When do you pay your wedding videographer and wedding photographer?

Most wedding videographers and photographers require a set deposit when you hire them. Wedding season is a busy time and a deposit secures that vendor’s services for your wedding date. It also protects the vendor if the couple changes their mind at the last minute, and they can’t find a new booking and lose work for the day. The deposit may be anywhere from 20 percent to  50 percent of the agreed-upon total price. Always get a written confirmation that your deposit has been received.

The remainder of the wedding videography and photography bill may be due in the week before to your wedding or on the day of the wedding. Other vendors may require a second payment immediately before the wedding and a third and final payment after the wedding video or photos are delivered. Each vendor has their own policies, so before hiring be sure to read, understand and agree to payment protocols. There is no requirement for tipping wedding videographers or photographers, but if you do want to tip them, the end of the reception is the appropriate time. 

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